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Wantage, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful 2 double bedroom apartment overlooking the river about 15 mins out of Launceston. It is quiet, comfortable and Jane, our host, had thought of absolutely everything including Christmas chocolates by the bed. The deck is fantastic and the wildlife can be viewed from it or later on in the dusk on the live webcams. Breakfast provisions... More 

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Thank Loretta L
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Loretta for the review, there has been a few extras this season which you managed to be in time for e.g. new outdoor lounges, another couch in the lounge, the kitchenette has grown also with a full oven, hotplates and larger fridge. The washing machine and drier with powder supplied seems to be a winner for guests that... More 

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tranquil and very comfortable two bedroom apartment with a country feel yet only a 15 minute drive to the centre of Launceston- this is the perfect retreat. Great Opportunity to soak up the magnificent tranquil view and observe a wonderful array of bird life and Australian natives in the surrounding garden and also wild goats on the other side of... More 

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Thank Alexandra M
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

It was lovely having and getting to know you Alex, I enjoyed the chats about the birds and visiting night animals. I'm glad that the weather was kind to you on a few days so that you could make use of the balcony with a glass of wine and watch the sun set. It would be lovely to see you... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful B and B near Launceston. Jane is lovely and welcoming and the wildlife screening to the TV is unique and fascinating. The drive to town is short yet staying out of town is relaxing and quiet.

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Thank Ruth W
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Ruth, It was lovely meeting you and your family and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed all the backyard antics of the wildlife through the live screening via your TV. As I write this the parrots and many other small birds are busy and they look like they are building nests which will be lovely to see their young... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Treat yourself to this cosy b&b. Spacious, well appointed and situated on the riverfront. An abundance of wildlife come in for a feed in the evening and we spotted wild deer feeding in the river bank in the mornings. Close to supermarket, casino and only a hop step and jump from the centre of Launceston. Our friendly hosts exceeded all... More 

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Thank Peter H
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Peter and Mandy for the review, it was lovely having you stay and I'm thrilled that you loved the BNB and got to see some wild deer. The retreat area is busy with wildlife and I'm just waiting for the baby possum to appear on mums back which should be any day now. I'll look forward to welcoming... More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stayed at this very comfortable setting for 2 nights in April. I had confused the date of the stay and our hostess changed the date, with no penalty, for which I was very grateful. We were attracted by the glimpses of wildlife, including through the night camera, and by the compassion towards nature of the hostess. Note that there... More 

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Thank Colin B
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Colin, I'm pleased that you enjoyed the retreat and the wildlife. We have several joeys and a baby possum on mums back at present and we must have heaps of bandicoots in the front yard as my grass is looking a bit like swiss cheese from all the holes they are digging! But I do... More 

Rosebud, Australia
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a serene place. Absolutely quiet apart from the occasional goat bleat from across the river. Abounds in wildlife at dusk. Bed extremely comfortable and great facilities. Magnificent view and very easy going host. Thanks Jane

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Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

It was so lovely to have you and also chat to about your other future travel plans with your family. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and yes the baby goats at the moment are such fun to watch as they play and jump over the rocks. It will be lovely to to see you back again in September... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Wonderful setting and beautifully furnished rooms. Being able to watch the wildlife at night on closed circuit television is a great innovation. Plenty of food left to cook breakfast. Would stay here again if ever returning to Launceston.

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Thank Peter M
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Peter. It is lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay and reasons for particular likes. I do take reviews seriously and like to make necessary changes when I have heard guests have suggested change for some reason. It will be lovely to have you return and to welcome you back again. FYI we have... More 

Howrah, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Retreat is set beside the South Esk River. The outlook is over bush and farmland. There is a sense that only you and the animals exist. We arrived mid afternoon intending to return to the city. . We found the accommodation so inviting; quiet, relaxing and well catered for we stayed put. Breakfast became dinner. Wine was available to... More 

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Thank Michelle P
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Michelle, thank you for your review and I'm ever so happy to share this spot with guests. Such sad news about your cancer history, the Retreat has had a few people stay who have been going through cancer treatment they too enjoyed the quietness and wildlife. The retreat is my top up everyday when I have been with less fortunate... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place to stay. Accommodation is excellent, very peaceful and private. Jane has everything in this B&B that you may need . Wonderful views of the South Esk river and the added bonus of how she cares for the wildlife that visit. That was very special. We have stayed in many different types of accommodation but this would be... More 

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Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Audrey and Mike, it was lovely to meet you both and I hope to see you back again one day, our motto is come as a guest leave as a friend. I get so much enjoyment myself showcasing the property to others and sharing the views and wildlife that come and go as they please.... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the B&B during Christmas Holidays. The property is relaxing, clean and has excellent views of the river. The highlight of the stay was seeing the pademelons and wallabies feeding in the garden every evening and watching them through the infrared cameras setup in the living room. Jane is a very friendly and... More 

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Thank Rgads
Janeol77, Owner at Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the review I know your time is precious, I'm so happy that you enjoyed the retreat and what is has to offer including the visiting wildlife. I look forward to having you all back again one day soon. Regards Jane More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
RIVER VIEWS and WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE: Boutique B&B /apartment right on the river video cameras with infrared lights are discreetly placed in the garden to capture the wildlife antics at night, this footage is streamed live onto the guests TV in their lounge. The retreat only takes one booking at a time you get the whole floor. Full Breakfast provisions. Whether you are in the Launceston area for business or pleasure the Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Come and stay at this retreat right on the banks of the South Esk River, all the main rooms overlook the South Esk River where the birds and native animals call home. Enjoy the sounds of birds settling and rising, and watch the native wildlife from your own private balcony.Enjoy a short bush walk to the South Esk River with direct access from the retreat. Ideal from 1-4 people travelling, 15 mins out of the centre of Launceston, where you will find the famous Cataract Gorge, many more restaurants, art galleries, shops and City Park. The retreat is in a wonderful location to base yourself and explore the north of Tasmania, so much to do within an hours drive, Casino, Barnbugle Golf Course, beaches, Tasmania famous food trail, the lakes district (for fantastic fishing), waterfalls, bush walks, wineries, bike trails, markets, historic towns, Launceston airport and the Spirit of Tasmania. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat

Address: 77 Bayview Dr, Blackstone Heights, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston > Blackstone Heights
Price Range: RM733 - RM1,090 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Launceston Bed and Breakfast Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“just a lovely comfortable and quite B and B to stay in”
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“Both bedrooms had wonderful views over the river - such a joy to wake in the morning and look out at the vista. Linen was beautiful. Overall the accommodation was exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles kimdav2015, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There is only one choice and even if there are just two of you (retired couple!) it can be a luxury having two bedrooms!”
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“Both rooms are beautiful with amazing views to wake up to in the morning.”
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